3 reasons to attend the ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting in Dubai

  • 18 September 2019

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission. One of the most prominent conferences in the annual banking calendar, the 2020 meeting is set to be held from 20-23 April at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai.

From C-suite executives to academics and industry leaders, over 400 delegates are expected to convene at the event to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the market.

Here are three reasons why you should reserve your place to attend.

  1. Be a part of the most authoritative voice in trade finance

The 2020 Banking Commission Annual Meeting provides an open forum for delegates to learn, exchange ideas and influence guidelines relating to the trade finance industry.

This year’s panels will include updates on a variety of ICC rules and opinions, including the International Standard Banking Practices for Demand Guarantees, Uniform Rules for Digital Trade and the ICC Official Opinions.

“The ICC Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting provides delegates with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the latest developments transforming the trade finance industry,” said ICC Secretary General, John W.H. Denton AO. “We encourage all participants to engage with one another, and help us in our mission of creating a digital, more sustainable and inclusive market environment for all.”

The meeting will also showcase ICC’s Finance for Development Knowledge Hub work, which aims to move finance investment to a long-term and sustainable trajectory.

  1. Tackle key issues impacting the industry

Effectively managing supply chains, as well as ensuring that sanctions, compliance and regulation requirements do not hinder access to trade finance are some of the contemporary issues already slated for discussion at next year’s event. With the event taking place in Dubai, a number of panels will also take on a Middle East and North Africa focus. These sessions will see discussions on a range of market trends, such as the impact of compliance and regulation on companies in the region and growing interest in Islamic trade finance.

Considering the on-going digital transformation across the sector, individual sessions will explore cybersecurity-related challenges while the meeting will feature its first-ever “Fintech Showcase,” as a platform for technology providers to exhibit and exchange with market practitioners.

  1. Mingle with the experts

The ICC Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for industry leaders worldwide, offering a variety of chances for delegates to meet, network and forge high-level relationships with key influencers in business and trade finance.

“The trade finance industry is undergoing a vast transformation that requires the industry to renew and rethink the ways in which it conducts business,” said Daniel Schmand, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission. “As such, the ICC Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for delegates to learn and exchange with industry experts, as well as foster relationships with fellow market participants.”

Help us make business work for the long-term by joining us in Dubai to help influence policy governing of the trade finance industry and promote the removal of obstacles hindering access to trade finance.

To register or to learn more about the event, visit ICC Knowledge 2 Go.

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